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Permit client authentication between the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service and web services that use self-signed certificates

When the BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service communicates with web services, it is a client to the web services. If the BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications in your organization's environment use HTTPS to communicate with web services that use a self-signed certificate, you must import the self-signed certificate for the web services into the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service trusted store. This permits the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications that use web services to authenticate to and access the web services.

The BlackBerry MDS Integration Service already contains certificates from certificate authorities such as VeriSign®.

Before you begin:
  • Contact your organization's application developers to obtain information about the web services that the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications use.
  • Obtain the self-signed certificate for the web services that the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications use.
  • If you replaced the self-signed certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service with a signed root certificate from a certificate authority, the web services must trust the root certificate authority to authenticate to the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service.
  1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.
  2. Click the instance that you want to change.
  3. In the Certificates list, click Add new certificates.
  4. In the Alias name field, type a name for the certificate.
  5. In the Data source file section, click Browse.
  6. Navigate to the certificate that you want to add.
  7. Click Add certificate.
After you finish: Permit BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications to access web services using HTTPS.

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